My Summer List

I’ve been meaning to sit down and write a list of things I’d like to do, cook, eat, drink, bake and otherwise this summer.

My Summer List by Lacey Stevens-Baier, Sweet Pea Chef

But, for some reason, I had yet to actually get down to doing it.  Then, I read Molly’s post about her list for the summer.  Not only does she have some great ideas, but she also inspired me to actually write a list of my own.  I particularly liked her break-down of the “eating-and-drinking part” and the “doing part” because, well, that pretty much sums up my life right there.

This will be our first real summer in San Diego and with a baby, so I’d like to enjoy it as best I can.

My Summer List by Lacey Stevens-Baier, Sweet Pea Chef

This is a preliminary list of all (well, most) of the things I’ve had bouncing around in my head that needed a place in this world.  They needed to be noticed, validated.  Wait, are we still talking about my summer list?

As with all my lists, I’m sure I will need to update this as the summer progresses.  Can you guess which food/drink I started with? Check back soon for the recipe!


4th of July 10k race (completed! woohoo!)

grandpa’s b-day party (update: completed and the cake was great!)

spend a day at the harbor with Dustin and Jordan for my b-day

u-pick with the fam

make homemade fruit jam

wine tasting in Temecula with friends

Del Sur farmers market

high school reunion

family reunion in L.A.

barbecue, barbecue, barbecue



mint chip ice cream

fresh cherry pie

fish tacos

homemade mint lemonade

peach cobbler

homemade coffee cake for breakfast (or dessert!)

homemade jam

crab cakes

watermelon sorbet


What do you have on your summer list?



As always, I want to thank you for reading. I welcome your comments, questions, recipe suggestions and food stories. Here’s to doing what you love!


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About the author: My name is Lacey and I’m so glad you’re here. I am a foodie, a photographer, a chef, and a project manager at a local tech start-up in Austin. But, most importantly, I am the mother of three adorable little kiddos (Jordan, Savannah and Hunter) and am madly in love with and married to my high school sweetheart, Dustin.

4 comments… add one

  1. Lelah July 10, 2010, 10:01 am

    So glad to see “high school reunion” on your list. I hope to see you guys there!

    I’m also looking forward to your watermelon sorbet recipe. That sounds divine.

    1. Sweet Pea Chef July 10, 2010, 10:38 am

      Hey Lelah! Still haven’t completely decided on the reunion, but it would be nice to see you as well. It’s coming up so quickly!

      As for the watermelon sorbet, I’m very excited about that one too. I will try to get to making it soon. :)

  2. Megan July 10, 2010, 11:29 am

    Love the list! Summer is the best time of year. Now I want to write my summer list!

    1. Sweet Pea Chef July 10, 2010, 12:49 pm

      Hi Megan! I totally agree that summer is the best time of year. Thanks for commenting and good luck with your list!


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